This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Seattle’s Best.
Recently Bossy was given the opportunity to taste-test the new Level System invented by Bossy’s close and personal friends at Seattle’s Best Coffee, which isn’t just a company name but a business plan!
The idea behind the Level System is to minimize the confusion that surrounds the many coffees and their many corresponding names and descriptions.
So for instance, in Seattle’s Best world, Level One is described as mild and crisp, while Level Two is bright and lively. Other words used to describe the individual Levels, which grow stronger as the numbers advance: easy, intense, balanced, elegant, complex, dark, smooth, rich, and bold.
While it’s true Bossy typically prefers her coffee without an accompanying thesaurus, she readily admits the Level System delivers the ascending flavors and intensity as advertised.
Shall we begin?
First Bossy would like to say that each of these levels passed Bossy’s standard for a good, strong cup of coffee. Bossy is very, very, with extra very picky when it comes to this, especially when brewing coffee at home.
The only difference as she moved through Seattle’s Best Levels was a certain depth and richness of flavor, which built toward Level Five. As a matter of fact, Level Five is the level that best suits Bossy’s overall coffee need, which Bossy can describe as emphatic. If coffee were an amplifier knob, Bossy would turn it to eleven. But Bossy is getting ahead of herself.
Level One was an absolutely delicious and perfect cup of coffee, and made Bossy feel as though she were breakfasting in a hotel lobby in the Swiss Alps while the sun drapes itself across the top of the crusty Eiger.
Level Two was an absolutely delicious and perfect cup of coffee, and made Bossy feel as though she were passing the late morning in a Parisian café overlooking a city park as the nursery school children scuff their shoes on the side of the roundabout.
Level Three was an absolutely delicious and perfect cup of coffee, and made Bossy feel as though she were enjoying an afternoon cup of coffee in the overgrown jardin of her rented casa in San Miguel Mexico as the smell of smoked corn tortillas floats above the cobblestone streets.
Level Four was an absolutely delicious and perfect cup of coffee, and made Bossy feel as though she had just enjoyed a light evening antipasto along the cliff in Lake Maggiore while the paddleboats gently break the surface of the water on their way back to the closing rental dock.
Level Five was an absolutely delicious and perfect cup of coffee, and made Bossy feel as though she and Frank Sinatra were just finishing their trio of baked fish in Frank’s favorite Manhattan restaurant at midnight as the two of them prepare to catch the latest Big Band along the avenue in Harlem.
Based on Bossy’s descriptions, which Level do you think best describes you?
In fact, answer this question and Bossy’s friends at her BlogHer advertising network would love to offer one of Bossy’s readers a $100 Amazon gift card!
Simply check out the official descriptions of each number in the Level System by clicking this link, and then leave a comment below telling Bossy which Level most suits your taste, and Bossy will employ her friend the Random Number Generator to select a winner on April 30th!
It’s one comment per person, please, although there are sneaky ways to enter more than once as follows:
a) Leave a comment on this post
b) Tweet about Seattle’s Best Level system and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about Seattle’s Best Level system and leave the URL to that post in a comment below
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry
Speaking of the official entry rules which of course everyone should read, here’s a starter set of entry rules:
• This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older
• Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
• You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
And then go to this round-up page for a list of other participating blogs which means? Anyone? More chances to win!
Thanks for participating, and good luck. Go get ‘em, Bossy’s council!